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Puma Fusion Nitro Spectra

Released 9/2021, Low Top, 
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7.6
EXPERT RATING
2 reviews
9.0
USER RATING
4 ratings
The Puma Fusion Nitro is a decent shoe for the price.

Best Suitable For:

Players that are looking for grippy traction.

Price Comparison:

Available at 1 shop | Official Retail Price: $129.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (2)
User Ratings (4)
Traction
8.5
Cushion
8.0
Materials
6.5
Support
6.5
Fit
8.5
Outdoor
0%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
light
heavy
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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Puma Fusion Nitro Spectra Review

Pros:
Traction bites hard
With the right size, the fit is great
Cons:
Materials stretch too much
Support and stability could be better

Performance of the Puma Fusion Nitro Spectra:

The traction on the Puma Fusion Nitro may be the best aspect of the shoe. Reviewers agree that the traction grips clean courts very nicely. Puma uses a full-length Nitro cushion, but they did cage it. It feels plush underfoot and the shoe offers a good amount of court feel. Reviewers also agree that if you can get the right size for you, the shoe fits well. The materials on the Fusion Nitro are thin, and one reviewer mentioned that they stretch too much when playing. In terms of support, the shoe has all of the needed support features. However, the implementation could've been better. Overall, the Puma Fusion Nitro is a decent shoe in the price range, but it doesn't live up to the previous model, the Clyde All-Pros.
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Expert Reviews of the Puma Fusion Nitro Spectra:

Expert Rating: 7.6 (ranks #215 of 233)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
7.8
October 4, 2021
The Puma Fusion Nitro is a responsive feeling shoe that provides solid traction. There is a nice amount of court feel. However, the caging of the midsole cushion takes away from the impact protection.
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7.4
The Puma Fusion Nitro is a letdown compared to the Clyde All-Pros. The traction and cushion are great, but they don't work well with the rest of the shoe.
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User Reviews of the Puma Fusion Nitro Spectra:

User Rating: 9.0 (ranks #54 of 233)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.3
October 20, 2022
Really good basketball shoe. Awesome tracion even on dusty courts. Look nice and clean. Cushioning is very solid but comfortable. Overall very happy with it’s performance.
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9.0
March 18, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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9.4
May 31, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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8.3
January 21, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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Traction of the Puma Fusion Nitro Spectra:

Expert Traction Rating: 8.5 (ranks #116 of 233)
User Traction Rating: 9.8 (ranks #13 of 233)
10 - Amazing
3
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
October 4, 2021
Just as I expected in my initial impressions, the traction sticks well to clean courts. On dustier courts, the traction did not perform as well as I was hoping.
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9.0
The traction used on this shoe bites both hardwood and blacktop really well.
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Cushion of the Puma Fusion Nitro Spectra:

Expert Cushion Rating: 8.0 (ranks #159 of 233)
User Cushion Rating: 9.3 (ranks #36 of 233)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
7.0
October 4, 2021
There is full-length Nitro foam that is caged, so the compression is very subdued. However, there is a good amount of court feel.
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9.0
The Puma Fusion Nitro is a well-cushioned ride. It feels nice and plush.
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Materials of the Puma Fusion Nitro Spectra:

Expert Materials Rating: 6.5 (ranks #232 of 233)
User Materials Rating: 8.5 (ranks #97 of 233)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
8.0
October 4, 2021
Puma uses a nice knit material to make the upper of the shoe. The materials do feel thin, but the shoe still feels comfortable. It conforms nicely to your foot.
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5.0
The materials are awful. The upper stretches too much when there is pressure applied, especially with movements like stopping or changing directions.
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Support of the Puma Fusion Nitro Spectra:

Expert Support Rating: 6.5 (ranks #230 of 233)
User Support Rating: 8.5 (ranks #135 of 233)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
8.0
October 4, 2021
I felt a lack of arch support with this shoe. The lateral containment had no issues, but the lateral stability could be better.
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5.0
The shoe has the most typical support features but is missing an outrigger. Because of this, the rest of the shoe doesn't play well together.
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Fit of the Puma Fusion Nitro Spectra:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.5 (ranks #84 of 233)
User Fit Rating: 9.0 (ranks #49 of 233)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
October 4, 2021
It fits my foot like a glove.
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9.0
As long as you get the right size, the fit will work for you. I wouldn't recommend these if you don't have a perfect size.
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Durability of the Puma Fusion Nitro Spectra:

User Durability Rating: 9.3 (ranks #29 of 233)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the Puma Fusion Nitro Spectra:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 0.0 (ranks #191 of 233)
User Outdoor Rating: 100.0 (ranks #7 of 233)
Good (100%)
1
Fair (50%)
0
Bad (0%)
2
no
October 4, 2021
The outsole does not feel durable at all.
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The rubber is too soft to handle a lot of outdoor play.
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Width of the Puma Fusion Nitro Spectra:

very narrow
0
slightly narrow
3
regular
1
slightly wide
1
very wide
0
slightly narrow
October 4, 2021
The width felt a bit narrow.
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Size of the Puma Fusion Nitro Spectra:

very small
0
slightly small
1
true to size
3
slightly long
2
very long
0
true to size
October 4, 2021
If you don't like a snug fit, you should probably go up half a size.
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true to size
It fits true to size.
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